RAPID Browser: manage, share and publish content
Sun, Oct 30th 2011 12:21 PM
RAPID Browser: manage, share and publish content
RAPID Browser allows content publishers to:

* View news in several continuously-updated windows, each displaying stories and photos that match specific areas of interest. News can be wire agencies, Web harvested content, RSS feeds or correspondents' emails.
* Share timely news content with individuals or groups of employees or clients
* Set up editorial workflows in the newsroom and its associated area
* Publish selected content immediately to web, Weblogs and RSS feeds

The system has also been integrated with Adobe's InDesign and InCopy, making RAPID Browser an ideal wire handling and content acquisition tool for users of those systems.

1. Find news content

Find news content, aggregated by RAPID Browser, from a variety of sources. RAPID Browser displays live news content in one or more windows with the ability to set your own filters on news.

* You have access to news from news agencies and correspondents all classified by topics, industry sector and region.
* You can also set up your own RSS acquisitions from thousands of existing sources. You have free access to ready-to-use news from PRNewswire, MarketWire, GNN (UK Government news network) and specially selected RSS feeds.
* You can subscribe to premium news content from Dow Jones, Independent News & Media, and harvested news content, all classified as above.
* You can set up your own news filters by classification, media type, keywords, with rich Boolean search operators, and duration.
* You can make bookmarks, search for news items, annotate and navigate between selected news items. Those of interest can be copied to your own RAPID Browser folder.
* You can view photos in normal or mosaic views, preferred by photo editors, and apply actions for multiple selection and addition of metadata and caption descriptors.
* You can apply audio and colour alerts for items display in filters, according to status, keywords and other criteria.

2. Author and share your stories

Author and Share your stories, using RAPID Browser integrated with Adobe InCopy in a flexible easy-to-use workflow.

RAPID Browser’s flexible editorial workflow allows you to:

* Create new stories as text or as Adobe InCopy files, or merge received news items in one text or InCopy file, and work on them
* Stories edited in Adobe InCopy are seamlessly saved back to RAPID Browser, thus providing a searchable repository of Adobe InCopy files
* InCopy files and other elements such as photos, links, audio, video and graphics can be linked together to form news packages
* News packages are then sent to your editor or colleagues for sharing and approval, and can be sent back to you by your editor for corrections
* Production metadata are stored in Adobe XMP and in RAPID Browser, for use in multi-publishing to paper, Web or other media, or for archiving
* In the RAPID Browser workflow, editors can work for web, mobile and paper in a convergent Newsroom environment

3. Publish to paper

Publish to paper from Adobe InDesign, with management by RAPID Browser and Adobe’s LiveEdit for copy-fit. With RAPID Browser’s plugin for Adobe InDesign, and Adobe’s cLiveEdit for small workgroups, you can:

* From RAPID Browser, send production-ready news packages to ‘for InDesign’ filters, where InDesign users can view them in a RAPID Browser palette and simply drag to their page
* From InDesign, you can ‘assign’ articles for individual editors to continue to work on for copy-fit, taking advantage of Adobe’s LiveEdit
* Changes made to articles in InDesign can be saved back, as InCopy files, to RAPID Browser for end of production archiving and re-purposing
* Once a page is ready you can print as PDF for paper or link articles for web publishing
* Your pages can be saved locally on your workstation or your group production server

4. Publish to web, mobile, SMS; or syndicate

Publish to web, mobile, SMS or syndicate as RSS news feeds in a combination of automatic and manual processes. In parallel with paper publishing, your editors can:

* Send an evolving story with one click to mobile Web application, SMS or send to Web SMS, such as open-source Drupal
* Create filters for RSS publishing where stories of certain classifications or keywords are automatically assigned to it, or
* Manually drag stories to one or more RSS publishing filters
* Taking advantage of InCopy’s production XML tags, you have the potential to parallel-publish from RAPID Browser to various devices or even Podcast audio or video files with RSS